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This online unit in Greenhouse Science and Policy from Murdoch University and Open Universities Australia looks at the scientific theories surrounding global warming and greenhouse gases, as well as the international policies dictating the global response to climate change. Through the unit, you will understand how to assess the possible technological responses to global warming.
Whilst studying this unit through Open Universities Australia, you will develop your understanding of the natural and enhanced greenhouse effect, and the consequences of global warming. The unit presents the various techniques for climate modelling, and explains the experimental evidence that backs up these models in various different climate change scenarios. You will undertake written projects, and your verbal communication skills will be developed throughout the unit.
Greenhouse policies, as well as the development of international legislation such as the Kyoto Protocol, will be covered in the elements of this unit relating to policy development. You will come away with a much deeper understanding of the ongoing legal and economic challenges being presented in the continued drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
To be eligible for this unit, you must have completed 18 credit points at level 1.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
In this Greenhouse Science and Policy unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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As well as giving you a firm grounding in the basics of climate change science, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the international policies and legislation surrounding greenhouse gas emissions, and the impacts on global industries.
You will gain experience in making critical assessments, as well as developing many other skills relevant to careers both in climate science, and outside of the scientific arena. The unit will test your communication skills, both written and verbal, and give you experience of creative and critical thinking, through problem solving and research based tasks. As with many online units, your independent learning and time management will be developed, and this global unit of study will enhance your understanding of cultural diversity, both modern day and in historical cultures. You will also develop professionally relevant skills including greenhouse auditing.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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